When it comes to your garage door and the function of it, there are quite a few components. There are quite a few moving parts, some with electrical, mechanical, and other different uses that with continuous use, experience wear with so many components. Reducing the normal tear, scheduling tune-ups and inspections services every year on a routine basis in the homeowner’s best interest. Below are a few of the components of the garage door that frequently requires repair commonly.
Garage Door Bottom Seal
Acting as a cushion for when the door closes, the seal on the bottom of the garage door is the weather stripping, as it suggests, it keeps the outdoor weather outside, as well as allows for effective fit for a closed door. Eventually becoming damaged, rubber seal looks dry, brittle, and cracks over time. Simply replacing the weather stripping is all that is needed.
Garage Door Panels
If a vehicle runs into the closed door or sports game or children run into the door with enough force, the door panels and sections can become easily damaged. Eventually, the panels will generally need to be replaced.
Garage Door Hinges
The hinges connect the sections of the door together in order for the door to move and flex. If the hinges get dry, they require lube, otherwise the cracking and be broken or other such problems.
Garage Door Opener
Over the years, the garage door openers have evolved. The garage doors can be interconnected to the WIFI and be monitored and controlled through your smart-phone, computer, laptop, tablet, and other such devices as they can be high-tech and be involved with a lot of features. The wiring could be worn, or a number of other issues could be at hand because they have the electronic element, the batteries could simply need replacing.
Garage Door Sensors
There are safety sensors that communicate with the garage door opener on both sides of the door near the floor. Where one sensor receives the laser, the other emits it. Most are programmed to retract, and the garage door will close. The laser receiving sensor cannot be reached if something blocks the line. The sensors are just in need realignment when this occurs.
Garage Door Springs
Under a considerable amount of tension, to lift your extremely heavy door there are torsion springs above your door. Do not attempt to repair any issues yourself these springs are quite common to stretch or break. Repairs should be left to the professionals; these repairs are dangerous to do without the proper training and tools.
Garage Door Tracks
For the garage door to travel up and down on, there are tracks the serve as the guide and they are on either side of your door and leading up to the garage ceiling. To ensure they have not gotten bent or damaged they need to be cleared from dirt and debris and lubricated from time to time. A professional will need to replace them if the they are damaged.